Developed World

Here’s how China’s ageing will narrow income gaps in West | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

In recent years politicians and thinkers in the developed world have found themselves struggling to explain three trends that have gripped advanced …

News (China)

The US Is the Sick Man of the Developed World - ASHARQ AL

What do the economists at the International Monetary Fund see when they look at the US? An economy in the midst of a long expansion (“its third …

Economics

Shocking photo of baby smoking cigarette prompts child abuse investigation

The girl in Kassel, Germany, was smoking a cigarette put to her mouth by an adult hand.<p>Police in Germany have launched a child abuse investigation …

Smoking

On Charlie Rose: America Founded By ‘Cult of Religious Nuts’

<i>Fantasyland</i> author and public radio host Kurt Andersen displayed the condescending kind of liberal haughtiness that helped get Donald Trump elected …

Conservative View

Developed World Powers Steady Global Upturn At Start Of Third Quarter

The global economy saw growth ease very slightly for a second successive month in July but nevertheless enjoyed a solid start to the second half of …

Business

Canada is not incentivizing its citizens to have kids – VICE News

The nuclear family is no longer the most common type of household, according to new census data from Statistics Canada. It has in fact been superseded by the single-person household — almost one-third of Canadian households now consist of just one person.<p>Now, even if you’re not living alone, you’re …

Child Care

ICO is Developed World’s Bet on the Future; Would India Even Care to Blink?

This column is authored by Atulya Bhatt, Co-Founder, BuyUcoin The red-hotThe post ICO is Developed World’s Bet on the Future; Would India Even Care …

Bitcoin

‘Benefits Of Fossil Fuel-Led Development Enjoyed Mostly By Developed World’

Fossil fuel-led development is the cause behind climate change and the benefits of it are mostly enjoyed by the developed countries while the …

Climate

New Western worry: declining sperm counts

"Sperm count falling sharply in developed world" per Reuters: "Sperm counts in men from America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have dropped by …

Health Care

Why Chinese shares are looking good

by Stirling Larkin<p>Thanks to the news that the MSCI will finally include Chinese mainland A-shares in several key indices in the coming months, it …

China

Seven charts that show how the developed world is losing its edge

What is happening to the world economy? Here are some answers, in seven charts. They reveal a world undergoing profound changes.<p>The most important …

Economics

How to borrow tools from the startup world for aid and development

Ideas borrowed from the startup world – crowdfunding, incubators, accelerators and online marketplaces – could help close the US$2.5 trillion …

Startups

US study ranks Australian healthcare system among world's best

American researchers find Australia's healthcare system is the second best in the developed world with the United States' costly model named the …

Health Care

Open thread for night owls: U.S. inequality developed world's highest. Trumpism will make it worse

Liberal View

The best way to reduce your personal carbon emissions: don't be rich

Some lifestyle choices matter more than others.<p>One of the perennial debates around global warming has to do with the role of individual choices. What responsibilities do individuals have to fight climate change? Are people who advocate for political action on climate change hypocrites if they drive …

Climate

UK has best health system in developed world, US analysis concludes

The UK’s healthcare system is the best out of 11 of the world’s most developed countries, despite having one of the lowest levels of funding.The US …

Developed Countries

Copper-Inflow Chatter Masks Looming Deficit, Top Miner Says

A surge in copper stockpiles isn’t sounding any alarm bells with the world’s biggest producer as supply struggles to match demand.<p>After tumbling to a …

Business

Investors shine spotlight on coal groups over climate change risk

The world’s largest coal mining companies need to show how they will reduce their carbon emissions to meet global climate targets under the Paris …

Climate

Globalisation, deregulation and technology: How the G20 failed our youth

Mass protests erupted last week as G20 leaders made their awkward introductions. With a growing animosity at the way wealth has been diverted away …

Economics

Does disorder comfort Indians?

In any city in the developed world, the edges of a road are never crooked, and median markings run straight, forever. Cars stay in their lanes even …

Steady Global Growth Masks Worsening Emerging Market Performance

The global economy enjoyed further steady growth in June, according to the latest PMI data, finishing off a solid second quarter. Both new orders …

Business

Risks, Rewards With This EM Bond ETF (PCY) | Investopedia

With U.S. interest rates still considered low and the developed world awash in trillions of dollars of negative-yielding sovereign debt, it is not …

Finance

Central banks need to win back their independence from markets

For much of the past 10 years central banks have huffed and puffed to support asset prices and where possible, soften currencies. Prior to 2017, …

Economy

India needs alternative growth model to avoid resources running dry, says European Commission

<b>New Delhi:</b> India needs to develop an alternative, sustainable growth model to avoid depleting its resources at the current pace and make the same …

India

Commentary: Wages - the dog that isn't barking, far less biting

LONDON (Reuters) - As far as financial markets are concerned, especially equities, the first half of the year has witnessed the curious phenomenon of reflation without the inflation.<p>Markets continue to defy gravity thanks to nearly a decade of unprecedented central bank stimulus, but economic …

Economy

Upbeat outlook, investor inflows lift emerging market first-half issuance

LONDON (Reuters) - An improving economic backdrop and yield-hungry investors helped lift hard-currency debt sales by emerging market governments and firms in the first six months of 2017, with fundraising on equity markets also getting a boost.<p>Bond sales from corporate and sovereign issuers across …

Business

Big changes are coming to education, and some developed nations could get left behind

For centuries, innovation in education has been led by powerful and influential countries.<p>That could be set to change, however, with today's …

Education

Invest in education to tackle worrying wealth disparity

It is not news that Hong Kong remains one of the developed world’s most unequal places. The mismatch between soaring housing costs and most incomes …

Hong Kong

Pain without gain: the truth about austerity

The Conservative project has left productivity and prosperity in tatters while plunging us into ever more debt<p>There are few people in the developed world who still cling to the maxim that “home life ceases to be free and beautiful as soon as it is founded on borrowing and debt”.<p>These days we can’t …

Business (UK)

We’re Looking for 40 People to Transform the Lives of 650m People

Know anyone who wants to start a new tech business that makes a big social impact, but who also needs help with finding a great co-founder, time and …